Sony's 10 megapixel Cyber-shot N2 with touch-screen

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Alongside the Cyber-shot T50, Sony has also announced the Cyber-shot N2, a 10 megapixel compact camera in "champagne gold" casing which also features a a large 3-inch touch-screen display.

The N2 features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom lens, an improved sensitivity of ISO 1600 and special high sensitivity mode, which selects selects optimum ISO settings while reducing colour noise and luminance noise. That should mean clear, blur-free images, even in bad light.

The N2 also features a 3-inch 230k pixel Clear Photo LCD Plus touch-screen, with Clear Photo LCD Plus technology for more vivid reproduction, along with an anti-reflection layer. Most shooting and playback functions can be accessed directly via the touch-screen, with a Paint function and Paint Pen stylus to add your own touches to images. There’s 25MB of storage (around 500 images), which can be boosted via Memory Stick, a Slideshow function for playback of images with music, eight preset scene modes and five colour modes for different shooting conditions.

Powered by a Lithium Ion battery (good for around 300 shots), the N2 is available from October. Price to be confirmed.

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Dave Walker